When Chan Marshall released her first album of cover versions, The Covers Record, she followed it up with a similarly themed session for John Peel’s show. The session included versions of Oasis’ “Wonderwall” and Bob Dylan’s “Hard Times in New York Town.” In some cases the songs recorded for Peel were actually better than those that ended up on the finished record, so expectation should be high for a new EP of Cat Power covers, which is set to be released on December 9.
The tracks were all recorded at the same time as this year’s Jukebox album, and the EP includes songs originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revivial and Otis Redding. Vinyl fans can rejoice: the record will be available as a double 10-inch single, as well as a digital download. The Matador blog makes no mention of a CD, which could be a sign of things to come. Here’s the full tracklisting for the Dark End of the Street EP:
1. Auld Triangle (The Pogues)
2. Dark End Of The Street (James Carr, Aretha Franklin)
3. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Sandy Denny / Fairport Convention)
4. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revivial)
5. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (Otis Redding)
6. It Ain’t Fair (Aretha Franklin)